COLT SAA SINGLE ACTION ARMY 1st GEN 38-40 X 5-1/2” BBL, SHIPPED TO BERING CORTES HARDWARE AT HOUSTON TEXAS TX 1905
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Category: Colt Revolvers - Single Action Army - 1st. Gen - Colt Revolvers - Frontier
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Member Since: 8/4/13
Country: United States
Number of Active Listings: 22
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: Bank Cashier’s Checks and Postal Money Orders.
This Colt has matching serial numbers on frame, trigger guard, and backstrap. The gate number 5714 also appears on underside of the frame. The nice grips fit perfectly as original, with left side showing more wear to checkering. The gun cocks crisply and locks up with acceptable tightness. Both the safety and half cock notches are functional (not broken) and in the correct places, so hammer needs no re-building.
All markings are deep and clear, including the serial numbers, barrel address, patent dates, circled rampant Colt, “38 W.C.F.” on side of barrel, and factory inspector marks.
This gun’s surfaces are gray to dark-gray overall. The cylinder lock slots are sharp, with all cylinder panels being mostly gray. The rear of this cylinder is smooth gray, and the front face bears the “V” factory inspection mark. Chambers are generally smooth and clean (pictures show oil inside).
The bore has strong lands and grooves with even porosity throughout. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would call this one an average 7 bore condition. The steel front sight remains in its original 0.52” wide x 0.29” tall configuration. The ejector head is perfectly straight and fits nicely to the underside of barrel. Under the cylinder pin is a tiny “41”, marked for bore size, which was a factory practice (38-40 and 41 Colt used the same rifled barrels).
All screws in this gun are the originals, and each is way-above-average as for retaining sharp slots free of previous screw-driver damage.
The Colt Factory Letter Confirms 38-40, 5-1/2", Blue, Stocks Not Listed, and Shipped to Bering Cortes Hdwe Co., Houston, Texas on Aug 29, 1905, one of 3 Guns. The “Stocks Not Listed” entry simply means that the grips were the standard type used at the time. This letter from Colt cost $150.
In some cases, I can ship directly to a C&R licensed individual. Otherwise, this Colt must be shipped to an FFL dealer of your choice.
No International sales. Not being sold as a shooter, but as a functional collector’s Colt SAA. In General, if you want to shoot any older Colt, first take it to a gunsmith and have it checked out. Major gun shops are now requiring that purchasers sign a document waiving liability in the event that antique guns are fired. This waiver may be in part due to the Pawn Stars TV programs where the concept “the gun isn’t worth much unless it shoots” is preached daily. Notice that no one else is present at the range when Pawn Stars shoots an antique gun!!!
Three day inspection period, but ask questions prior to buying (see additional notes on returns at bottom). Additional pictures sent on request. Send me an email, and we can set up a phone call to discuss details of this antique gun.
See my 19 years of feedback ratings on eBay (user name: victorio1sw). Member NRA, TGCA, CCA, RSA, and S&WCA.
I accept Bank Cashier’s Checks and Postal Money Orders. No personal checks or Western Union MO’s. Payment must be received with copy of C&R (or FFL) within seven days after sale date, and sent by Priority Mail with Tracking Number provided by buyer. Shipping by FedEx Ground (13” x 7” x 7” box) fully insured for $55.00 (and tracking number provided to buyer). Usually shipping occurs within 3 days after payment received.
Three (3) day Inspection and Return Policy: Only if returned Exactly as Received - Not Disassembled for Inspection, Not Tampered, Not Broken/Chipped/Scratched/Dented/Scuffed, or any Parts Switched. Any Original Documentation sent Must Be Returned with item.